Convicted D.C. sniper Lee Boyd Malvo said in a rare interview with The Washington Post published Sunday that the devastated reaction of a victim's husband made him feel like "the worst piece of scum." Expressing remorse in the newspaper interview, Malvo urges the families of victims to try and forget about him and his partner John Allen Muhammad so they can move on with their lives. Today (Oct. 2) marks the 10th anniversary of the beginning of the deadly spree of assassin-like shootings across the country, including 10 fatal attacks in the Washington area. The 27-year-old told the Post that the look on the face of victim Linda Franklin's husband right after she was shot stands out in his memory of the rampage.
Franklin, a 47-year-old FBI analyst, was killed as she and her husband loaded supplies out a Home Depot in Falls Church, Va., when the shooting happened. "They are penetrating," Malvo said of Ted Franklin's eyes. "It is the worst sort of pain I have ever seen in my life. His eyes … Words do not posses the depth in which to fully convey that emotion and what I felt when I saw it. … You feel like the worst piece of scum on the planet." Malvo is serving a life sentence with no parole at a prison in southwest Virginia for killing Franklin. Muhammad was executed in Virginia in 2009.